Haydon Wick Primary School For Parents

Hedgehogs (Year 2/3)

Hello and a warm welcome to Hedgehogs class!

Hedgehogs class is a mixed Year 2 and Year 3 class at Haydon Wick, which will be taught by Miss Sanderson. The children will also be supported by the teaching assistants: Mrs Bulley (Monday to Thursday mornings) and Mrs Winrow (every day).

Topics we will be covering this year:

Term 1 – Where do I belong?

Term 2 - Colours of the World

Term 3 – Fire Fire!

Term 4 – Dare to be different

Term 5 – Amazing Africa

Home Learning and Reading

Spellings: Each week, the children will be sent home spellings on a Friday and then tested on a Wednesday. We ask that your child practises the spellings three times in their books and then any other practise down on other paper.

Reading: We expect the children to be reading to an adult at least 4 times a week and for this to be recorded in their reading log. As well as this, where possible, we encourage the children to listen to stories that are beyond their reading capability. This can be shared reading with an adult or audio books. This experience has a huge impact on the children’s comprehension and language use. It also fosters a love of reading as it is a pleasurable experience.

Homework: Every term, the children will be given a ‘Pick and Mix’ homework, which will be related to our current topic. The children should choose at least one activity as well as completing their reading, times tables and spelling practice. The children may produce the home learning in any way they wish and spend as much time on it as they wish. Once the homework is set, we will let you know the date it needs to be handed in. Of course, we encourage the children to present their work as well as possible. Due to Covid - 19, we encourage photos/videos of the work on our Class Dojo page.

What will you need in Hedgehogs class?

PE Days

Please ensure that your children come to school in their PE kits every Friday. PE kits should include the following items: shorts, PE shirt, daps or trainers and jogging bottoms in colder weather.

Water and Snack

Children NEED to bring in a water bottle, with a ‘sports’ top, so they can keep hydrated throughout the day. It should come in every morning with fresh water (sorry, no juice) to be kept in a tray in the classroom. This way, the children can access their drink without having to leave the room and miss any learning time.

At morning break, Year 2 children have a snack of fruit or vegetable as provided by the government.

Year 3 children may bring in a healthy snack to eat at break time.

We usually have an open-door policy and whilst this isn’t completely possible at the moment, we still want you to feel that we are available to talk to if you have any issues. We are happy to receive messages via Class Dojo or via email, if you have any issues.


We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning with your children. If you have any queries, please feel free to ask.

Miss Sanderson, Mrs Bulley and Mrs Winrow


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